Tangy Coffee BBQ Sauce Recipe

With BBQ season officially upon us, I thought I’d share my Tangy Coffee BBQ Sauce Recipe.  This sauce has a bit of a kick, but not so tangy that it takes over.  It would go well with my BBQ rub too!

Tangy Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Don’t throw out that extra coffee!  Use it for this BBQ Sauce recipe. You can whip up this sauce and use it right away, but I’d make it a few hours before so the spices can mingle and get to know each other. I have a small round up of 5 other BBQ Sauce recipes you may enjoy.

BBQ sauce recipe using coffee

Tangy Coffee BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • How to Make BBQ Sauce
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (I made my own)
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon soy sauce
  1. Combine ketchup, coffee, brown sugar, onion flakes, garlic powder and chili powder in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in pepper, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. ( I adapted this recipe from AllRecipes.com)




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  1. Bindhurani says

    Thanks for the adapted version. It is looking very yum. Can’t wait to try it…